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BY THE TIME YOU READ this I will be being presented to Her Majesty the British Queen, she who knighted Lou Gerstner Sir Lou Gerstner.
But before I started my long journey to Londinium, I could not resist writing about a piece in Italian magazine PC Professionale about an Asus A7N266.
We hadn't thought from talking to Asus that the A7N266 board could arrive so soon, but there's a review of the bambino in the Italian magazine's September issue.
This is not an early sample, and there's even prices - with the board market at €234.57, around $200 or so. So the boards will be in shops soon - but probably in Akihabara Japan first, as usual.
This Nvidia-Asus combo doesn't seem that expensive for a board with Geforce 2 MX 400, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, 100 Mbit LAN inside Just plug some Athlon or Duron and DDR and you are ready to rock'n'rolla.
According to PC Professionale, the board is based on the Nforce 420 that we used to call Crush 12, using the GeForce 2 MX 400 as its integrated graphic processor, and having AGP 4X, five PCI ports, one CNR and an active cooler on the North Bridge. For networking, the board uses Realtek RTL 8100 10/100 Mbit interface.
The board also will use Sound Max 2.0, we think.
I almost forgot – there were some benchmarks here with the machine having 256MB of memory and a 1.4 Athlon C. Content creation Winstone 2001 - 69.1 - is one of the results and there are plenty more in the magazine.
AMD’s Hypertransport is used to connect IGP and MCP – the "media communication processor" which is just a fancy marketing name for the South Bridge. It provides 800 MB/s between two bridges and stays there proud as proof of cooperation and the special relations between Chimpzilla and Graphzilla.
As Nvidia has told us – When you see Nforce you are looking at a similar thing to the Xbox [Nvidia chipset]. I just hope that the Xbox graphics will be better than MX400. µ
2001-09-03, 06:01 AM #1
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2001-09-03, 06:23 PM #2
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再者其南橋內建之Dolby digital 5.1環繞音效
(據小道消息指出:OPGA封裝規格的Athlon XP早就ready了, 就為了等nForce晶片組能同步推出造勢...)
另外, 日本眾家系統廠商亦將力推nForce規格於Booksize PC上!
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2001-09-03, 07:08 PM #3